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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Voskamp, Maaike (author), van Aalst, Aafke (author), Kristensen, L.H. (author), Jansen, Liset (author), Salazar, A.N. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Brouwers, N. (author), Abeel, T.E.P.M.F. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Saccharomyces pastorianus lager-brewing yeasts are domesticated hybrids of S. cerevisiae x S. eubayanus that display extensive inter-strain chromosome copy number variation and chromosomal recombinations. It is unclear to what extent such genome rearrangements are intrinsic to the domestication of hybrid brewing yeasts and whether they...
journal article 2019
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Brouwers, N. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Weening, S.M. (author), Elink Schuurman, Tom D. (author), Kuijpers, Niels G.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Saccharomyces eubayanus is the non-S. cerevisiae parent of the lager-brewing hybrid S. pastorianus. In contrast to most S. cerevisiae and Frohberg-type S. pastorianus strains, S. eubayanus cannot utilize the α-tri-glucoside maltotriose, a major carbohydrate in brewer's wort. In Saccharomyces yeasts, utilization of maltotriose is encoded by...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Koster, C.C. (author), Weening, S.M. (author), Luttik, M.A.H. (author), Kuijpers, N.G.A. (author), Geertman, Jan Maarten A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Interspecies hybrids of Saccharomyces species are found in a variety of industrial environments and often outperform their parental strains in industrial fermentation processes. Interspecies hybridization is therefore increasingly considered as an approach for improvement and diversification of yeast strains for industrial application....
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Couwenberg, Lucas G.F. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), De La Torre Cortés, Pilar (author), ter Horst, J. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Targeted DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) with CRISPR-Cas9 have revolutionized genetic modification by enabling efficient genome editing in a broad range of eukaryotic systems. Accurate gene editing is possible with near-perfect efficiency in haploid or (predominantly) homozygous genomes. However, genomes exhibiting polyploidy and/or high...
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Jürgens, H. (author), Varela, Javier A. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Perli, T. (author), Rajkumar, Arun S. (author), Mans, R. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Morrissey, John P. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
While CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing has transformed yeast research, current plasmids and cassettes for Cas9 and guide-RNA expression are species specific. CRISPR tools that function in multiple yeast species could contribute to the intensifying research on non-conventional yeasts. A plasmid carrying a pangenomic origin of replication...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Chromosomal copy number variation (CCNV) plays a key role in evolution and health of eukaryotes. The unicellular yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an important model for studying the generation, physiological impact, and evolutionary significance of CCNV. Fundamental studies of this yeast have contributed to an extensive set of methods for...
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Gonzalez Ramos, D. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Grijseels, Sietske S. (author), Swinnen, Steve (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Nevoigt, Elke (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Background: Acetic acid, released during hydrolysis of lignocellulosic feedstocks for second generation bioethanol production, inhibits yeast growth and alcoholic fermentation. Yeast biomass generated in a propagation step that precedes ethanol production should therefore express a high and constitutive level of acetic acid tolerance before...
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